Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
Total Posts: 2751
Country: United States

Hey, does anyone have a photo of this T-6? Probably based around Colorado somewhere.
http://www.warbirdregistry.org/texanregistry/snj-112023.html

I need one to put onto the Sport Air Racing League's website. The owner, Leonard Felix, won Heavy Metal Silver this year but I didn't go to the race(s) he attended. I need a decent photo for the front page banner but it needs to fit in a wide and short space, like this:







Any help would be gratefully appreciated!


JamesG
Registered: May 26, 2002
Total Posts: 295
Country: United Kingdom

Just tinkering to see what results I can achieve....







FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4775
Country: United States

That's really nice James. Has a "3D" feel to it without being over-cooked...

I'd be inclined to do a little masking of the background from about mid-canopy back and see if I could tweak it with some blur to force a little depth of field change...



JamesG
Registered: May 26, 2002
Total Posts: 295
Country: United Kingdom

Thanks! Now there's a challenge for me, my masking skills have never been too good but its never to late to learn new skills. I suppose it will help justify my CC subscription. Will get back to you with the results



nrferguson
Registered: Apr 20, 2004
Total Posts: 2360
Country: United Kingdom

JamesG wrote:
Just tinkering to see what results I can achieve....



Very nice - where is it Duxford, Yeovilton?
Niall



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
Total Posts: 2751
Country: United States

Looks like Duxford to me, maybe hangar 3 or 4. Nice shot. Those hangars are COLD at this time of year....!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18962
Country: United States

James, that is a beauty! I can smell the 80 octane/120 weight wafting through the air.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18962
Country: United States

I pulled myself from a warm bed and four hours of sleep this morning, so I could be ready for a pre-dawn shoot an hour northwest of Dallas. My Father rewarded me with this for the effort...................



Ernie Aubert
Registered: Apr 19, 2007
Total Posts: 4734
Country: United States

Jim, I wanted to post and say that that's magnificent, but if I did I'd be guilty of announcing the obvious.



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
Total Posts: 2913
Country: United States

Spectacular Jim.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18962
Country: United States

Thanks Wrei! I enjoy every one you post. I spent last night at a Christian conference in Grand Prairie, but I have to say, standing alone in the still cold morning, in front of that display, made the conference pale.

Thanks Ernie, glad you enjoyed it!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18962
Country: United States

As I stood there a wide body out of AFW cut across that sky, banking to the east. I was tempted to grab the 800 for a spectacular shot, but that voice I've learned to listen closely to said, "Just enjoy and take it in...."



bobl
Registered: Sep 08, 2003
Total Posts: 2785
Country: United States

Jim,
Enlightening!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18962
Country: United States

Thanks Bob.



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4775
Country: United States

The eye often makes a better camera and the mind a better recording device...

Glad you still resorted to Plan B though and shared.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 18962
Country: United States

Right you are Jay. Wasn't a distraction because I was set up to shoot two model elevations exactly 180 degrees from that canvas. All I had to do was rotate the Gitzo head and mash the button.

That was taken from a new Hillwood community, Ross is going to love that shot.

This was the view the other direction. Hosing down sidewalks at 5 in the frigid am is not the fun part of the job but when the sky unfolds like it did the morning, it's very gratifying.



Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
Total Posts: 2852
Country: United States

Flag blur.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4062
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Tim Adams wrote:
Flag blur.


...and sunrise reflected in the windows. Jim, nobody but us is going to believe you didn't paste that sunrise in, in Photoshop. Got to be one of my favorite architecture shots of yours, and that's going some.



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 4053
Country: Netherlands

JamesG wrote:
Just tinkering to see what results I can achieve....







Very nice indeed Duxford P51D Ferocious Frankie


FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4775
Country: United States

Just a heads up...

Someone representing Randy Ball contacted me through Facebook and she's looking for high-res images for banners for a booth at ICAS.

Don't know about y'all, but it cost me money to go from AZ to TX so I inquired about the budget for licensing images.

Pretty sure I know how this will go...



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